Immigration Experience

Imagine you are a European immigrant to America, trying to adapt to the new life you sought. You want to share your experiences with your family back home so they will better understand.
Choose a country of origin (and, as an additional option that is not required, religious tradition):
Country of origin
Poland
Italy
Bulgaria
Greece
Ukraine
Czechoslovakia
Serbia
Religious tradition
Catholic
Jewish
Lutheran
Other Protestant
No religious tradition

Write a 800- to 1,050-word, first-person description of your experiences as an immigrant to America in the late 19th or early 20th century. The description should take the form of a journal entry, autobiography, or diary.
Include descriptions of some of the following:
The political, social, or economic factors that precipitated your migration
The journey across the ocean, including sleeping accommodations and available food
Ellis Island
The city you settle in, and why
The racist attitudes of some Americans
Tenement housing
Factory conditions, hours worked, and pay
The status your children eventually achieve

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